Community Calendar for 7/10/14 edition

July 8, 2014 

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Farmer's Market - Oakhurst - 4 - 7 p.m. Thursdays; locally grown produce, prepared foods and hand-crafted products. True Value Home Center on Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-7117.

Farmer's Market - Bass Lake - 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays; many vendors, entertainment, fresh flowers, jams, honey soap and produce is wonderful fresh from the farm. Sponsored by the Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce. www.goodoldaze.com Pines Village, Bass Lake. Details: Chuck Nugent (559) 642-8163.

Worship in the Park - 7 p.m. Saturdays; Mountain Ministerial Association and Friends in the Park sponsoring this weekly event through August. Rotating pastors and worship music bands leading Christian worship services. Bring a blanket, lawn chair and a picnic basket. Community Park at Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Details: Dennis McCourt (559) 642-6392.

Railroad Melodrama at Sugar Pine Railroad - Sunday, July 20; Golden Chain Theatre and Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad presents a fun evening as you first enjoy dinner, then ride the old steam train to an open air theater in the forest. Fish Camp. Details: www.ymspr.com or (559) 683-7273.

FOOD BANK

Our Lady of the Sierra - July 15 - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Third Tuesday; fresh, perishable food and other items. Some foods have limits so enough for everyone. Bring bags with you. 40180 Indian Springs Road, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (559) 237-3663.

North Fork - Grace Community Church - July 22 - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Fourth Tuesday; fresh, perishable food and other items. Some foods have limits so enough for everyone. Bring bags with you. 56442 Road 200, North Fork. Free. Details: (559) 237-3663.

FUN & GAMES

Oakhurst Petanque Club - 9 a.m. Saturdays; www.oakhurstpetanque.org. Behind Oakhurst Elementary School on School Road (427), Oakhurst. Free. Details: Tish (559) 683-6540.

Teens Event - - 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10; Live band, games and food. Sponsored by Hillside Baptist Church. Ages 13 - 18 year-olds only. Recreation Center, North Fork. Free. Details: Sarah (559) 877-7771.

Vacation Bible School - 9 -11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 24 to July 26; K - 6th grade. Childcare available on Saturday. Evangelical Free Church, 50443 School Road, Oakhurst. $5 per child or $12 family. Details: (559) 683-2254 to register.

FUNDRAISERS

Ladies of the Elks - Salad Supper Buffet - 6 p.m. Friday, July 11; Oakhurst Elks Lodge, 42484 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $10. Details: (559) 683- 2717 details and reservations.

Huge Oakhurst Rummage Sale - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, July 12; furniture, electronics, household items, linens, DVD's, tons of items - everything. Benefits the animals of Kellen Rescue. 40820 Winding Way off Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Keri Hills (559) 676-2784.

Pancake Breakfast - Kiwanis - 7:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday, July 13; pancakes, eggs, ham, sausage, coffee, milk and orange juice. Community Center on Road 425B, Oakhurst. $6 adults, $3 children 12 and under, 5 and under Free.

Spaghetti Dinner - Oakhurst Mountain Lions Club - 5 - 8 p.m. Friday, July 18; all you can eat. See our FaceBook page for more information where to buy tickets. Lutheran Church, Crane Valley Road (426) and Black Road, Oakhurst. $10 . Details: (559) 760-4365.

Spaghetti dinner - Our Lady of the Sierra - 5 - 7 p.m. First Friday; monthly dinner prepared by the Knights of Columbus. All you can eat includes salad, bread & beverage. 40180 Indian Springs Road, Oakhurst. $7.50 adults, youths 18 and under $4, families $20. Details: (559) 642-3452.

GARDENING

Mountain Laurel Garden Club - 10 a.m. First Friday; meet at members homes, Mountain community. Details: Cheryl (559) 683-4079.

Manzanita Garden Club - 10 a.m. Second Thursday; call for location, Oakhurst. Details: Lillian Trubert (559) 683-0995.

Oakhurst Garden Club - 1 p.m. Sunday, July 13; Hot Summer Bloomers workshop. True Value Hardware, Hwy. 49 & Westlake Dr., Oakhurst. Free. Details: (559) 683-7117.

MEETINGS

Republican Party of Madera County (RPMC) - 11:30 a.m., call for location of lunch meeting. First Monday; www.MaderaGOP.org. County wide meeting, Madera. Details: Bobbie (559) 683-0719.

Women In Business Luncheon and Networking - noon Second Thursday; sponsored by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. Contact the Chamber for more information and location of this months event. Local Restaurants, Oakhurst. $9. Details: RSVP (559) 683-7766.

Baha'i's of the Mountain Area - 7 p.m. Third Wednesday of the month ; discussion on topics as "What is the Baha'i' faith" and Oneness of Mankind, Life after Death, Equality of Men and Women. www.bahai.us. Yosemite Bank community room, Oakhurst. Details: Don Reed (559) 683-7702.

Coarsegold Resource Conservation District - 10 a.m. Fourth Thursday; North Fork Mill site on Road 225, CDC Conference Room, North Fork. Details: (559) 642-3263.

Central Sierra Watershed Committee - 9 a.m. Last Wednesday; Presentation by Andy Gordus from the California Department of Fish & Wildlife "Illegal Pot Farms: impacts to fish, wildlife, and water quality. Sierra Ambulance community conference room, 40755 Winding Way, Oakhurst. Details: Jeannie Habben (559) 642-3263 - info@cfwatershed.org.

Tea Party Action meeting Oakhurst - Coarsegold - 6:30 p.m. Third Tuesday; Yosemite Gateway Inn Restaurant at Best Western, 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (866) 565-1379 or matp@sti.net.

Oakhurst Women's Fellowship - August "Music for Healing" - Noon, First Wednesday; no reservations necessary. Speakers, music, door prizes and fun. Sweetwater Steak House, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $11 inclusive. Details: (559) 642-4872.

MUSIC

Mountain Pianists - 2 p.m. Sunday, July 20; Library on Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Details: Lucie Richter (559) 683-0352.

PUBLIC FORUMS

North Fork - Town Hall Meeting with Supervisor Tom Wheeler - 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday, July 31; contact Supervisor Wheeler with any questions or visit www.madera-county.com/supervisors/wheeler.html. Rancheria Community Center, 56900 Kuhugib Road, North Fork. Details: (559) 662-6050.

SELF-HELP GROUPS

Alanon "Women Only" - 9:30 a.m. Saturdays; Methodist Church, 49223 Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-1166.

Overeaters Anonymous - 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 40707 Hodges Hill Dr., Oakhurst. Details: Betty (559) 683-7016.

Alanon - Tuesday 6 p.m. and Friday noon; New Community United Methodist Church, 49223 Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-1166.

Alanon - 7 p.m. Mondays; Yosemite Lakes Park Community Church, 43840 Patrick Avenue, Module #1, YLP Coarsegold. Details: (559) 658-7281.

Chronic Illness Group - 10 a.m. First and Third Thursdays; for anyone suffering from any chronic illness. We share, support and occasionally mild exercise. Lutheran Church, 39255 Black Road, Oakhurst. Details: Mary Nelsen (559) 658-1394.

Celebrate Recovery - 5 p.m. Wednesdays; find freedom from your hurts, hang-ups and habits. Sierra Pines Church, 40855 Covey Court, Highway 49, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-2882.

SENIOR PROGRAMS

Coarsegold - Senior Nutrition Program - 11:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday; to order lunch, call by noon the previous week day. Community Center, Coarsegold. $1.75 seniors 60 plus. Details: Joanna Fuchs (559) 683-7953.

North Fork - Senior Nutrition Program - 11:30 a.m. Monday - Friday; to order lunch, call by noon the previous week day. Community Center, North Fork. $1.75 seniors 60 plus. Details: Dru Whitener (559) 877-2653.

Oakhurst - Senior Nutrition Program - 11:30 a.m. Monday - Friday; to order lunch, call by noon the previous week day. Sierra Senior Center, Oakhurst. $1.75 seniors 60 plus. Details: Connie Graham (559) 683-3811.

Caregiver Respite Group - 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays; Mountain Area Caregivers will provide a much needed break for the family caregiver and an opportunity for their loved one to enjoy a relaxing day of activities and socialization with personal care assistance. A small fee includes lunch. Sierra Senior Center, 49111 Cinder Lane, Oakhurst. $15. Details: Jennie (559) 658-8227.

Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia by Valley Caregiver Resource Center - 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 22; Open to loved ones of a person with Alzheimer's and Dementia. Lutheran Church, 39255 Black Road, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (800) 541-8614 or (559) 224-9154.

SERVICE CLUBS

Soroptimist International of The Sierras - Noon First and Third Thursdays; Crab Cakes Restaurant, Golden Oak Loop, Oakhurst. Details: Sue Graham (559) 683-7845.

Oakhurst Sierra Rotary - Noon Wednesdays; Yosemite Gateway Restaurant at Best Western, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: President Susan Madden.

Sierra Lions Club - 6 p.m. First and Third Wednesdays; Denny's - 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: www.sierralionsclub.org.

Oakhurst Elks Lodge - 2724 - 7 p.m. Second and Fourth Tuesdays; Elks Lodge, 42484 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-2717.

Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis - Noon Tuesdays; Sweetwater Steak House, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Vicki Burkhalter (559) 683-5854.

Oakhurst Mountain Lions - 6 p.m. Second and Fourth Wednesdays; Best Western Yosemite Gateway Inn, 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Wayanne Markley (559) 683-4475.

MCW - Mountain Community Women - 9:30 a.m. First Monday; "MCW " serves the community by raising funds to support the Community Center. Check out our website at: mountaincommunitywomen.com Community Center on Road 425B, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-3068.

Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary Club - 7 a.m. Tuesdays; Yosemite Gateway Restaurant at Best Western, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: President Tim Madden

SUPPORT GROUPS

Better Breathers - 12:30 p.m. Last Saturday; use elevator outside main entrance. Anyone with COPD or breathing problems (and spouse). Adventist Clinic, 48677 Victoria Lane, second floor, Oakhurst. Details: Jackie Wilson (559) 683-4250.

Stroke Support Group - 10 a.m. Third Friday; Ray Castro of Oakhurst Evangelical Free Church conducting this group for all stroke survivors and caregivers. Yosemite Bank conference room, Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Ray (559) 760-9839.

THEATER

Golden Chain Theatre "The Boarding House" comedy by Vern Hardin - July 12, 13 Saturday 7 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.; reservations or information www.goldenchaintheatre.org. Golden Chain Theatre, 42130 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Adults: $12 and ask about season tickets. Details: (559) 683-7112.

VETERANS ACTIVITIES

Women's Veterans and PTSD support group - 11 a.m. First and Third Tuesdays; VA Clinic on Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Barbara Cole (559) 658-8939.

Marine Corps League, Griswold Mountain Detachment - 1121 - 9:30 a.m. Second Saturday; Positive Living Center, 49269 Golden Oak Dr., Suite 103, Oakhurst. Details: Jim Winney (559) 658-2062.

American Legion - Post 110 - 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. regular meeting. Third Thursday; Community Center, 34540 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Details: (559) 683-1215.

VFW Post 8743 - 6:30 p.m. Second Friday; Positive Living Center, 49269 Golden Oak Dr. #103, Oakhurst. Details: Gary Powell (559) 658-5182.

Caring Veterans of America - 9 a.m. Second Wednesday; Hitching Post - Hwy. 49, Ahwahnee. Details: Commander Terry Cole (559) 658-8939.

VOLUNTEER GROUPS

EMC - SPCA - 5:30 p.m. Second Tuesday; if you love animals and would like to help. The Cat's Meow, 40315 Junction Dr. Suite C, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 642-6611.

WORKSHOP

Central Valley Writer's Workshop - 6:30 p.m. First and Third Thursdays; Ginsburg room in the Chowchilla Library on north corner of Third Street and Kings Avenue, Chowchilla. Details: Glenna Jarvis (559) 665-7381, glenna@glennajarvis.com.

Greater North Fork Art Gallery - 11a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, July 12; Diann Miller, professional jeweler and beader. 57839 Road 225, North Fork. Free. Details: (559) 877-2484.

Greater North Fork Art Gallery - 11a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday, July 13; Joanne Freemire, photographer will be demonstrating photo notecard construction as you learn how to turn your photos into usable art. 57839 Road 225, North Fork. Free. Details: (559) 877-2484.

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